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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Apr 2, 2012 4:17pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

yes, for mac users:
-safari can native play .mp4 and jack right into h.264 instructions that are hardware accelerated
-firefox can native play only the .ogv (for now -- h.264 passthrough to macOS in a video tag is coming AFAIK) so it's only going to be able to do software decoding and then subject to your CPU/RAM combo more so, etc.

For firefox, you can "opt to flash" and still use the new player, and then you should get the .mp4 playing in flash (which should have ability to hook into h/ware acceleration).

Captioning not working in fullscreen mode is about right. We expect that in the future captioning will work for html5 mode and our new player.
But for now, you can watch w/o fullscreen or opt to "prefer flash" (again, still using the new player) and you'll be able to watch the video with caption overlay those ways at least.

The landscape is *rapidly* evolving/improving -- it's an exciting time to be working with and using video on the internets!